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Rep. Marshall wraps up farm bill listening tour

Editorial note: The 2018 Farm Bill, as every other before it, is a complicated and bulky piece of legislation. It affects every person in America who eats. Because of this, the Great Bend Tribune travelled to Haven for this last of ten stops US Rep Roger Marshall made as he sought feedback from constituents of the Big First. To do the topic justice, throughout the week, we will spotlight some of the insights and concerns shared Saturday morning by the people who attended Marshall's 2018 Farm Bill Listening Tour.

August 26, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a Kansas Department of Corrections grant for Saint Francis Community Services, the Juvenile Services fiscal year 2018 carry-over budget, the Central Kansas Community Corrections fiscal year 2018 carry-over reimbursement plan budget and the fiscal Year 2017 Emergency Management Performance Grant Program.

August 26, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Wetland Explorer

Every day is different at Cheyenne Bottoms, which makes visiting and working at the Bottoms an endless adventure and this year we haven't even had to leave the building to witness nature's dramas.

August 26, 2017 | Pam Martin, KDWPT Specialist | Local News


Stafford woman sentenced to 21 years for murder

ST. JOHN – A Stafford woman was sentenced Friday to more than 21 years in prison for murder, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

August 25, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Pavement testing in Kiowa and Pratt counties to begin

Pavement testing on U.S. 54 and U.S. 281 in Kiowa and Pratt counties will begin Tuesday. The Kansas Department of Transportation conducts these pavement tests annually on different highway segments, using a falling-weight deflectometer, a device equipped with a series of weights that checks the strength of asphalt pavement. The project is scheduled to be completed, weather permitting, on Friday, Aug. 31.

August 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


FHSU’s Robbins Banking Institute open for business

HAYS – The Hays Area Chamber of Commerce was on hand Friday to help cut the ribbon on Fort Hays State University's new Robbins Banking Institute and help introduce the institute's director, Alan Deines.

August 25, 2017 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Local News


Kans for Kids establishes fund for Great Bend boy

Kans for Kids, a Hoisington based non-profit that supports children and their families as they fight cancer, has established a fund to to help defray the expenses of Bujanda-Juarez, Great Bend. The 4-year-old boy was diagnosed with a brain tumor (Medulloblastoma) recently. He has undergone surgery to remove the tumor and is currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiation at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Gael is the son of Jansi Juarez and Jesus Bujanda, Great Bend. He has five siblings. Like most 4-year-old boys he likes baseball (Chicago Cubs), Spiderman, and Paw Patrol.

August 25, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Road sealing work to begin

August 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBCF begins Forever Initiative in three area counties

After visiting with central Kansans during last year's listening tour, the Golden Belt Community Foundation (GBCF) decided to start a new program to enhance quality-of-life projects far into the future.

August 24, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


WEB OF LIFE

Students at Lincoln Elementary School make a "spider web" with a ball of yarn on the first day of school, Wednesday. The ball was tossed from person to person as the students learned of shared interests or experiences.

August 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Car collides with deer in Rice County

A Lyons woman was taken to Rice County Hospital Thursday after the vehicle she was riding in hit a deer, 5 miles east of Lyons on U.S. 56. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the crash occurred at 6:34 a.m. when the deer entered the road from the north ditch.

August 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Runway project off the ground

The first step in what will be a nearly $9 million renovation of the Great Bend Municipal Airport's main north-south runway is now underway as engineering crews are at the facility doing preliminary work, airport Manager Martin Miller said.

August 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


DROP-IN VISIT

Third District Congressman Kevin Yoder was quite a ways from his usual eastern Kansas stomping ground Thursday morning, but having grown up on a farm in Reno County, the Overland Park Republican said he understands the needs of rural communities.

August 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GOD OPENS A WINDOW

A new window was installed this week on the third floor of the Central Kansas Dream Center. It features an arched grill that recalls the original look of the former Roosevelt Junior High School.

August 24, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Out of the Morgue

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

August 24, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Prairie Treasures

LARNED - Each spring, on select days in April and May, the Larned State Hospital offers the surrounding community the chance to fill their planter boxes ...

May 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Two arrested during search warrant

Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies executed a search warrant in the 100 block of NE 30 Road at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Kyle ...

May 10, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC revisits academic integrity

Today's college instructors don't just have to watch for plagiarized term papers. Issues with academic integrity include "professional cheating," Barton Community College Vice ...

May 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Runaway Express to perform at St. John

ST. JOHN - In association with St. John High School's 2018 Alumni Banquet, Jim Ratts and Runaway Express will perform at the St. John High ...

May 10, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Every day is mental health awareness day

Sure, the Barton County Commission proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness Month Monday morning, but Center for Counseling and Consultation Director Julie Kramp said mental ...

May 10, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Variety Show

The Great Bend High School Variety Show will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are still available from 7:30-8 a ...

May 10, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ellinwood City Council approve CMB ordinances for 2018 After Harvest Festival

ELLINWOOD - Since the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce requested in March permission to hold the 2018 After Harvest Festival, decisions intended to deter underage drinking, the ...

May 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


OUT OF THE MORGUE

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with ...

May 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Summer Expansion

The long-anticipated expansion of Eighth Street between Wal-Mart on Grant Street and Dillons on McKinley will start in July. At least that is what Great ...

May 09, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas picked as participant in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program

BENTON - U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Wednesday announced that Kansas has been selected as one of 10 participants in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems ...

May 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Teams celebrate as Walk Kansas wraps up

The 2018 Walk Kansas Fitness Challenge wraps up Sunday, but local K-State Research and Extension Agent Donna Krug said the walking doesn't need to ...

May 09, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Corps of Engineers at Wilson Lake reminds visitors of road closure at Lucas Park

SYLVAN GROVE - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Wilson Lake continues to monitor the earthen slides that occurred last year on the entrance ...

May 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Young Eagles flight rally scheduled for May 12

Area young people 8-17 years old will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, May 12, as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter ...

May 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton Community College to honor graduates in 48th commencement

Barton Community College's 48th commencement is set for 7 p.m. Friday, May 11, in the Barton Gymnasium.

May 09, 2018 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


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